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Netscape 6 Released

Tuesday November 14th, 2000

Netscape 6 has been released. You can download the installer here.


#125 the UI issue again...

by RvR <mozillazine@mozillazine-fr.org>

Wednesday November 15th, 2000 4:42 PM

You are replying to this message

you wrote :

"Departing from a well accepted UI was a big mistake. IE didn't even doing anything that stupid... it worked... and they built on and enhanced it over time."

have heard of the new MSN browser (and maybe IE6 ?) UI ? it seems that MS is going in the same direction as Netscape... quoted from zdnet :

"Version 6.0, according to ActiveWin.com and WinInformant.com, will get a more digital-media facelift. Microsoft will add Explorer toolbars that will allow users to work more easily with digital images, music, and video clips, the sites said. (...) From computer-savvy to consumer-friendly

While Internet Explorer and MSN Explorer both include the same Internet Explorer technologies under the covers, the Version 6.0 release will gain more of the consumer-oriented look and feel that Microsoft debuted last month with MSN Explorer, the Windows enthusiast sites predicted. ActiveWin officials said the new browser will include an integrated MSN Messenger bar as part of the makeover.

Currently, Microsoft markets Internet Explorer as the browser for more sophisticated, computer-savvy users, and MSN Explorer as the interface for newer users. Positioning a more consumer-friendly Internet Explorer, with Version 6.0, may prove tricky, as the WinInformant site said."

<http://www.zdnet.com/zdnn…ws/0,4586,2650506,00.html>

and on the standards issue, i'm sure everyone here is aware that the GP does not feel concerned by the standards compliance, but webmasters do ! don't you know it's a pain to develop a cross-browser website for Nav 4.x and IE now ?